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Should I retake the ACT if I already have a decent score?

Hey everyone, I'm a high school junior who has taken the ACT once and got a decent score. However, I'm not sure if it's good enough for my dream schools. Should I retake the test to try and get a higher score, or should I focus on other aspects of my application? Thanks for any guidance!

11 months ago

Hi there! Congratulations on getting a decent score on your first ACT attempt. It's really great to see that you're considering your options carefully. Whether or not to retake the ACT really depends on the schools you're aiming for and their average accepted ACT scores. If your score is close to or above the average for your dream schools, then it might be a good idea to focus on other aspects of your application, such as extracurricular activities, essays, and recommendations. However, if your score is significantly below the average, it could be worth trying to improve it. Keep in mind that a balanced application is important, so if you do decide to retake the test, make sure you're not sacrificing your other commitments in the process. Good luck, and remember to trust your instincts!

11 months ago

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